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Appellate Division halts HC order staying violence case against Khaleda

  • Published at 08:00 pm February 27th, 2018
Appellate Division halts HC order staying violence case against Khaleda
The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that had stayed the proceeding of a violence case filed in Comilla, against 78 BNP leaders and activists including its Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Chamber Judge Hasan Foyez Siddique passed the order after hearing a leave-to-appeal petition filed by the Attorney General Mahbubey Alam. The court also set March 29, to hear the appeal on a regular bench of Appellate Division, said Mahbubey Alam.
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According to the case statement, seven people were killed and 20 others were injured on February 3 in 2015, as a bus was torched at Comilla’s Chauddagram area on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway during the non-stop blockade programme enforced by the BNP-led alliance. Chauddagram police filed the sabotage case accusing 56 BNP men.
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Police later filed charge sheet against 78 BNP men including its Chairperson Khaleda Zia and its Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in the case. In October 2017, the High Court stayed the trial proceedings of the case after Rizvi filed an appeal and issued a rule challenging the legality of the case.